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Hello! I am a licensed attorney, admitted to practice in state and federal court. I have a nearly 100% satisfaction rating so all that means is that you can count on me to help today. The answer unfortunately, is yes, they could fire you for breach of contract. A breach of contract just simply means that one party was obligated to perform and they have either have not performed or have said that they will not perform. Typically, the aggrieved party is entitled to be returned to the same position they were in before the breach, which means they would probably request that hour be returned back to them. However, parties are also required to work in good faith. One hour in the grand scheme is not very significant. It is possible that you could agree with the employer to have that additional hour deducted from a future check to make up for the difference because of a reasonable mistake at the time.
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